Tackling the worsening epidemic of Buruli ulcer in Australia in an information void: time for an urgent scientific response

Petra Zimmermann, Adam Finn and Nigel Curtis
Med J Aust 2018; 209 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/mja18.00502
Published online: 6 August 2018

A recent article by O’Brien and colleagues1 highlights the worsening epidemic of Buruli ulcer in Australia. The steep rise in both the incidence and severity of the disease is associated with estimated health care costs of over $2.5 million per year in Victoria.1

  • Petra Zimmermann1
  • Adam Finn2
  • Nigel Curtis3,4

  • 1 University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2 University Hospitals Bristol Education and Research Centre, Bristol, UK
  • 3 Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, VIC
  • 4 Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, VIC

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